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LONG DISTANCE MOVING WITHIN CANADA - CALGARY

Calgary - Community Overview

Minute Men Moving & Storage is proud to serve Calgary and area moving services.  At Minute Men Moving we always strive to provide Calgarians stress free professional moving so that you can be rest assured that you will be taken care of with your moving needs.  As a moving company that was founded in 1948 we have the expertise to get your move done efficiently and safely.  We are BBB recognized and part of Canada Best Managed Companies.  If you are moving to or from Calgary please give Minute Men Moving & Storage a call 1-888-708-7700

 

In 1884 Calgary was incorporated as a town and nine years later achieved city status. Calgary has become one of Canada’s most identifiable cities. Three early industries still exist in the city and its surrounding area; livestock/cattle, cash crop farming and, most importantly, oil and natural gas. These industries have provided phenomenal economic growth since the early 1900’s.


Calgary’s population has been steadily growing due to the large migration of young adults to the city. Due to this trend, Calgary is ranked as one of Canada’s fastest-growing cities. Calgary is also home to the National Hockey League’s Calgary Flames and the Canadian Football League’s Calgary Stampeders.


Calgary is the largest city on the Trans-Canada Highway and the Canadian Pacific Railway main line, between Winnipeg and Vancouver. The city’s location in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow Rivers, is wonderfully picturesque. 


The population of Calgary numbers approximately 1,285,711.

 

For more information about Calgary:

City of Calgary

800 Macleod Trail SE

PO Box 2100

Calgary, AB

T2P 2M5

403-268-2489

https://www.calgary.ca/home.html

WEATHER

Calgary has an average July temperature of 17.2°C and an average January temperature of –8.9°C. The average annual precipitation is 203 mm.

 

For daily or historical weather conditions, visit:

https://www.theweathernetwork.com/us

MEDIA

One of the best ways to learn about your new community is to subscribe to the local newspaper:

 

The Calgary Sun

403-410-1010

https://calgarysun.com/


The Calgary Herald

403-235-7323

https://calgaryherald.com

EDUCATION

For information regarding curriculum and enrolment procedures, please contact:

  • Cable TV
    Shaw Cablesystems Ltd. 250-748-9113 https://www.shaw.ca/
  • Gas
    Fortis BC 1-888-224-2710 https://www.fortisbc.com/
  • Hydro
    B.C. Hydro 1-800-224-9376 https://www.bchydro.com/index.html
  • Water
    Utility Services 250-746-2530 https://www.cvrd.ca/
  • Garbage/Recycling
    Collection Inquiries 250-746-2530 https://www.cvrd.ca/
  • Telephone
    Telus Outside BC 1-888-811-2323 Within BC 310-2255 https://www.telus.com/en/ The telephone area code for Cobble Hill is 250.

For information on the Roman Catholic Separate Schools, please contact:

  • Cable TV
    Shaw Cablesystems Ltd. 250-748-9113 https://www.shaw.ca/
  • Gas
    Fortis BC 1-888-224-2710 https://www.fortisbc.com/
  • Hydro
    B.C. Hydro 1-800-224-9376 https://www.bchydro.com/index.html
  • Water
    Utility Services 250-746-2530 https://www.cvrd.ca/
  • Garbage/Recycling
    Collection Inquiries 250-746-2530 https://www.cvrd.ca/
  • Telephone
    Telus Outside BC 1-888-811-2323 Within BC 310-2255 https://www.telus.com/en/ The telephone area code for Cobble Hill is 250.

Additional educational institutes:

  • Cable TV
    Shaw Cablesystems Ltd. 250-748-9113 https://www.shaw.ca/
  • Gas
    Fortis BC 1-888-224-2710 https://www.fortisbc.com/
  • Hydro
    B.C. Hydro 1-800-224-9376 https://www.bchydro.com/index.html
  • Water
    Utility Services 250-746-2530 https://www.cvrd.ca/
  • Garbage/Recycling
    Collection Inquiries 250-746-2530 https://www.cvrd.ca/
  • Telephone
    Telus Outside BC 1-888-811-2323 Within BC 310-2255 https://www.telus.com/en/ The telephone area code for Cobble Hill is 250.

MEDICAL INFORMATION

  • Cable TV
    Shaw Cablesystems Ltd. 250-748-9113 https://www.shaw.ca/
  • Gas
    Fortis BC 1-888-224-2710 https://www.fortisbc.com/
  • Hydro
    B.C. Hydro 1-800-224-9376 https://www.bchydro.com/index.html
  • Water
    Utility Services 250-746-2530 https://www.cvrd.ca/
  • Garbage/Recycling
    Collection Inquiries 250-746-2530 https://www.cvrd.ca/
  • Telephone
    Telus Outside BC 1-888-811-2323 Within BC 310-2255 https://www.telus.com/en/ The telephone area code for Cobble Hill is 250.

PUBLIC SERVICES

  • Cable TV
    Shaw Cablesystems Ltd. 250-748-9113 https://www.shaw.ca/
  • Gas
    Fortis BC 1-888-224-2710 https://www.fortisbc.com/
  • Hydro
    B.C. Hydro 1-800-224-9376 https://www.bchydro.com/index.html
  • Water
    Utility Services 250-746-2530 https://www.cvrd.ca/
  • Garbage/Recycling
    Collection Inquiries 250-746-2530 https://www.cvrd.ca/
  • Telephone
    Telus Outside BC 1-888-811-2323 Within BC 310-2255 https://www.telus.com/en/ The telephone area code for Cobble Hill is 250.

TRANSPORTATION

Motor Vehicle & Driver Licencing

Alberta Motor Association

403-249-5533

https://ama.ab.ca/


Calgary Registry Services Ltd.

403-286-6824

http://www.calgaryregistry.com/


A-Plus Registry Services Ltd. 

403-288-3333

https://www.aplusregistry.com/


Registries Plus Inc. 

403-272-5513


Transit

Calgary Transit 

403-262-1000

https://www.calgarytransit.com/home.html

COMMUNITY

Parks & Recreation

403-268-2489

https://www.calgary.ca/home.html


Calgary Public Library

403-260-2600

https://calgarylibrary.ca/


Southland Leisure Centre

403-648-6555

https://www.calgary.ca/home.html


Village Square Leisure Centre

403-366-3900

https://www.calgary.ca/home.html


For information about upcoming events in Calgary, visit: https://www.calgary.ca/home.html

SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS

  • Cable TV
    Shaw Cablesystems Ltd. 250-748-9113 https://www.shaw.ca/
  • Gas
    Fortis BC 1-888-224-2710 https://www.fortisbc.com/
  • Hydro
    B.C. Hydro 1-800-224-9376 https://www.bchydro.com/index.html
  • Water
    Utility Services 250-746-2530 https://www.cvrd.ca/
  • Garbage/Recycling
    Collection Inquiries 250-746-2530 https://www.cvrd.ca/
  • Telephone
    Telus Outside BC 1-888-811-2323 Within BC 310-2255 https://www.telus.com/en/ The telephone area code for Cobble Hill is 250.

GROCERY STORES

To find a grocery store in the Calgary area, visit:


Loblaws

https://www.loblaws.ca/


Sobeys

https://www.sobeys.com/en/


Safeway

https://www.safeway.com/


Specialty Stores


Blush Lane Organic Market

Organic Grocery

403-210-1247

https://www.blushlane.com/


Italian Super Market

Italian Grocery

403-277-7898

https://www.italiansupermarket.com/

SHOPPING CENTRES

Chinook Shopping Centre

6455 Macleod Trail SW

Calgary, AB

T2H 2W2

403-259- 2022

https://shops.cadillacfairview.com/property/cf-chinook-centre


Southcentre Mall

142 100 Anderson Rd. SE

Calgary, AB 

T2J 3V1

403-225-9100

https://www.southcentremall.com/


Deerfoot Mall

901 – 64th Ave. NE

Calgary, AB 

T2E 7P4 

403-274-7024

http://deerfootcity.com/

ENTERTAINMENT

Movie Theatres

To find a movie theater near you, visit:

https://www.tribute.ca/


Restaurants

To find local restaurants, visit:

https://www.tripadvisor.ca/


Live Theatre

For production information, visit:

https://www.theatrecalgary.com/

MOVING TIPS BROCHURES

Call at 1-888-708-7700 to order the following brochures:

Protecting your goods in transit

Handling dangerous goods

Do-it-yourself packing guide

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